Lace Making

Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

I think I’m going to start describing my Lace Sampler as “character building”! My title of “Now You See It, Now You Don’t” refers to my progress, or lack thereof, on my sampler. (See also "Update On Lace Sampler".) Last week I picked up my sampler again, determined to make some progress so I could… Continue reading Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

Crochet, Lace Making

Homespun Comfort Shawls

This review has been a bit delayed, but that has turned out to be a good thing. I like to be able to include my own photos when I am doing a review and the delay has allowed me to use much better ones than I had originally intended. **This post contains affiliate links and… Continue reading Homespun Comfort Shawls

Crochet

Yarn Pooling Made Easy

 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The second Leisure Arts book I am reviewing is called “Yarn Pooling Made Easy” by Marly Bird. The second page of this book has several really good tips, the first of which is: “It is… Continue reading Yarn Pooling Made Easy

Crochet

Mirror Image Scarves

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The first Leisure Arts book I am going to review is called “Mirror Image Scarves”. I am not generally a scarf person, but I found the patterns in this book really interesting. I was intrigued… Continue reading Mirror Image Scarves

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch Embroidery Designs, Patterns And Instructions To Get Started

We all have interests in life, from music to painting - there's an artist in all of us. Out of that a large chunk are too busy or inhibited to find time for such activities while a small group are able to fulfill their passion. An artist usually converts his hobbies into full time activity.… Continue reading Cross Stitch Embroidery Designs, Patterns And Instructions To Get Started

Crochet

Understanding Crochet Instructions

The basic element in studying crochet patterns and instruction is learning to understand the style of writing and interpreting crochet abbreviations. However, just remember that you don't have to learn and memorize the symbols and abbreviations immediately because you can always refer to your list when needed. Crochet directions generally make liberal use of parentheses… Continue reading Understanding Crochet Instructions